Quick thoughts from South Florida Sun Sentinel staffers on the Miami Dolphins’ win over/loss to the Detroit Lions:
Chris Perkins, Dolphins Columnist
The Dolphins did what they had to do to get the victory, including clamping down defensively in the second half. They allowed 27 points in the first half and none in the second half. Not only, they scored four touchdowns on the day, including two in the second half. Nice job of recovering to get a victory.
David Furones, Dolphins Writer
Strong resolve shown by the Dolphins, specifically with the defense getting second-half stops after the Lions got whatever they wanted in the first half. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was efficient throughout, and it looks like he’s fully back, connecting often with WRs Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle in his second game since returning from concussion. He took advantage of the Lions’ last-ranked defense and banged-up secondary.
Keven Lerner, Assistant Sports Editor
Any road win is a good win and the Dolphins get to 5-3. Tua Tagovailoa found Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle early and often as they appeared to be uncovered.
Steve Svekis, Sports Senior Content Editor
The Dolphins were down 14-0, but it just didn’t feel like they were ever truly behind the eight-ball. The defense looked awful, but showed some resilience late. Tua was razor sharp, and Tyreek Hill remains the NFL’s most dangerous receiver and is back on pace to break the NFL single-season receiving-yardage record.
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